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Bittersweet graduation vibes are on the way

Bittersweet graduation vibes are on the way

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

March 14, 2018

My journey at Cal State East Bay began back in winter of 2016. I was a transfer student from Ohlone College and had no idea what to expect out of the next chapter in my life. Since I was young I always set both long and short-term goals for myself and have always been prepared for what would be next....

There may be hope for ‘Solo’

There may be hope for ‘Solo’

Kestutis Rushing,
Contributor

March 7, 2018

Now that the commotion about “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has calmed down, Disney and Lucasfilm dropped a teaser for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on Super Bowl Sunday and then posted the full trailer the following Monday morning. People criticized “The Last Jedi” for being too different fr...

Dear boomers, Stop shaming Millennials and fix the mess you’ve created

Dear boomers, Stop shaming Millennials and fix the mess you’ve created

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

March 7, 2018

Older generation blames young people for the failing economy, It’s time for that to change Have you heard? Millennials are bloodthirsty “killers” because we are “slaughtering” countless industries by not spending money on certain products. Our bloodlust knows no bounds and we will continue t...

Bay Area panel unites women in hip-hop

Bay Area panel unites women in hip-hop

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

March 7, 2018

On Nov. 2, 2017, I posted a “Throwback Thursday” Instagram post of me and some of my mentors who were panelists in my first Women in Hip Hop Panel in 2015. I  just tried to show my appreciation for having them all as my “Hip-Hop guardians.” One of my mentors shared the post, resulting in her and many mor...

Girls will be allowed in the Boy Scouts — and that’s good

Girls will be allowed in the Boy Scouts — and that’s good

Michael Souza,
Contributor

March 7, 2018

For over a century, the gender equality movement has been pushing for changes to allow women to have equal opportunity in the workplace, in education and beyond. That push is now happening in the Boy Scouts. In October 2017, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that it will allow girls to join...

Another anime remake gets whitewashed

Another anime remake gets whitewashed

Earlene Mary Escobal,
Contributor

March 7, 2018

“Alita: Battle Angel” lacks ethnic representation Anime and manga remakes are difficult for me to watch. Japan, where anime and manga are from, does a good job of portraying and casting characters close to the original. The United States is not as successful. The live action  “Death Note...

What Logan Paul can teach us about the internet

What Logan Paul can teach us about the internet

Jessica Avila,
Contributor

February 28, 2018

On Dec. 31,  2017, YouTuber Logan Paul upset the internet when he posted a video titled, “We found the dead body of man in a Japanese suicide forest.” Paul had taken a trip to Japan, where he visited the Aokigahara “Suicide Forest” and filmed the controversial vlog showing the dead body o...

The best boba in the East Bay

The best boba in the East Bay

Kenzi Hilario,
Contributor

February 28, 2018

Sweet chewy tapioca pearls and your choice of milk or fruit-based tea. These ingredients come together to make one of the most popular Asian drinks to hit the Bay Area. Depending on where you are, the drink has several names such as bubble tea or tapioca. Boba, as it’s known locally, is a chilled, te...

‘Black Panther’ surpasses the hype

‘Black Panther’ surpasses the hype

Ricky Szeto,
Contributor

February 28, 2018

The latest addition to the MCU is the best yet “Black Panther” has hit theaters, meeting and surpassing high expectations from fans. The newest superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a fantastical joy ride. Fans and critics are raving about it, and it’s not hard to see why....

My first rave experience was full of love and success

My first rave experience was full of love and success

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

February 21, 2018

Excitement filled the air on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for the annual music festival and rave concert, Crush. Thousands of attendees filled the sold-out venue, waiting for artists, like Flosstradamus, Ghastly or Yultron, to get on stage. It was my firs...

The end of an era, say bye to compact discs

The end of an era, say bye to compact discs

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 21, 2018

Best Buy to stop selling CDs this summer Growing up, there were many things that made my heart content but only a few that made my it whole. Music was the main contributor to my overall happiness. When I look back on my childhood, I’ll never forget the first concert I went to. I was four years old...

Phone lock pouches comes to a live event near you

Phone lock pouches comes to a live event near you

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 14, 2018

Phone addiction is a growing at an alarming rate. If you’re like me, you may have been able to control yourself and disconnect. For others, disconnecting or even putting your phone down may not be as easy. With the vastly growing world of technology and social media, millions of people around the wo...

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